I’ve made no secret of my opposition to the war in Iraq, even when that was a relatively lonely position to take. Recently, though, I have been inclined to think the Democrats dishonored the antiwar movement by loading so much pork-barrel spending onto the recent funding legislation passed by both houses of Congress – which, if you’ve been living on another planet for the last few weeks, is the legislation that includes a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. President Bush has been using this talking point fairly well lately, and his attack on the vote-buying nature of pork certainly resonates better with me than any defense he has ever made of the war itself.
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